Akami in log files as actual destination requested

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Akami in log files as actual destination requested

My URL logs show 100's and 1000's of hits to CDN Akami websites.  Is there a way that I can prevent this and instead show the actual requested URL from the user in the logs instead?

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Re: Akami in log files as actual destination requested

Hi

We can create a custom URL category " *.akamai.com "and select the action as "allow" for this custom category under the URL filtering profile. That way we can limit the URL filtering logs for the websites that are hosted on akamai servers. Many websites subscribe to CDNs like akamai, and host most of their contents on these servers. So its not recommended to block access to these akamai servers ( else people would complain of bad  web browsing experience ).

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Re: Akami in log files as actual destination requested

Set all categories in url-filtering to "alert" and they should start showing up in your log and you can by that see which CDN was requested by the client. Usually the requests looks something like www.example.com.cdn.akamai.com

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